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the public is goingto pay for on election day. terry mcsweeney join us now from oakland with more. terr >> 15 offics have either quit or retired from the oakland police department since july and the folks here at the police offir's association say the funding is there, replace the but the city administrar and others are saying why do anything right now until we see whatoters do about measure x on the nomber ballo you will remember in july '80 officers were let go to close thecity's budget problem. 15 are retired since then, two more are leaving nxt week and it keeps going. measure x would bring dozens of officers on the force by imposing a parcel tax of $360. between now and the election, it is a matter of public and officer safety to put ery funded officer on the force even if just for a few weeks. >> if there's money to do this and they're underfunding us and said they were goin to fund us a certain amount then bring officers back. if they have to lay them off next year, then we do but we at least have a full staff. they need to do that. >> we want to bring back one or two or three or four
a block west of the grand lake theater late this afternoon. amy holyfield to take us through what happened. >> reporter: even police at the scene tell me they haven't seen an accident this big before and it as miracle and it is amazing that everybody walked away. a police sargeant told me that the driver of the dump truck was just released from the hospital. the truck plowed into a row of cars sitting at a red light. the driver of the dump truck said his brakes failed and he told us about how he felt when heard everybody survived the crash. >> i was happy and hopefully i can get ahold of the people that got hurt and say sorry, something, anything, you know. i didn't do it on purpose, you know. but i ruined their day big-time, you know, their cars are smashed. >> reporter: the driver did not want to give his last name. this happened about 4:30 this afternoon at mcarthur boulevard and grand avenue at the grand avenue exit ramp off of 580. it has been closed ever since as officers try to clear the scene. they are hoping to get it open in the next few minutes and it looks like they are just ab
doesn't know what he want to do any more since no longer a home to sell. >> that person is telling us he is just going to not put it on the market. maybe sell the land and go from there. >>reporter: in the just the resident here in san brawn 0who could be made to expose the gas transmission line. now pg&e made the list public experts are saying that resident in those neighborhoods could have a whole new disclosure roorment on their hands, too. reporting in san bruno, abc 7 news. >>> tonight there's a warning out for female joggers in south san jose. the sheriff's department is looking for a man who attacked a woman jogging alone yesterday morning. happened just before 8:00 o'clock on trail around snell road and colleen drive. the attacker pushed the woman into an aquaduct and tried to sexually assault her but she managed to fight him off and run away. oakland police issue a warning after 2 women robbed sexually assaulted in separate incidents near lake merit. police think the same person may be responsible for both yesterday's attacks. victims say the man was carrying a weapon but
with what happened the deputy gave the woman marked bills. one source tells us they were 100 dollar bills. sources say the woman then handed the money over to hernandez. as deputies watched this is sheriff spokesperson nelson. >> the person went forward and did that. had their record taken care of basically at third less than what it would have cost. >>reporter: early last week felix was arrested after court officials launch investigation to see who else may have been involved they did an audit of the books and found discrepancy and at that point mr. chavez also arrested. >>reporter: alameda county court administrators declined our request for interview. they did issue a statement confirming the arrest. but said according to judicial canon of ethic and other restriction were unable to comment on pending cases and related personnel issues. but appropriate administrative actions have been taken. both the court and the sheriffs office say they are investigate. >> investigation on these 2 people is ongoing and to see how far back it goes and how wide spread it is. >>reporter: now her
. >> hi everybody. thanks for joining us. one beautiful young woman is facing a life of surgery and stairs after stranger threw acid on her face. less with the harrowing story. >> she's beautiful. her face a picture of joy. but she doesn't look like this any more. this is 28-year-old bethany store today after a total stranger threw acid into her lovely face. >> why me? i have never ever seen this guy in my entire life. >>reporter: her face after surgery but she bravely talk about the attack. >> once it hit me i could not say bubble and sizzle in my skin. >> happened after she was about to enter the starbucks in vancouver, washington. woman approached her and said pretty girl do you want to drink this and then without another word threw the acid. her mother called it an act of evil. bethany was wearing these sunglasses bought just an hour earlier or she would have been blinded. amazingly bethany says she will for give her attacker. >> in time i'm going to for give her because if i don't then it is hard to move on with my life. >>reporter: the incident is a chilling echo o
our outback alys gets us there... ... sometimes it just tas us a little longer to get back. ♪ >> good evening. i'm dan. it is pay back time in bell, california. city leaders are now suspected felon corruption scandal that has rivetted the country. police arrested the mayor and 7 other city officials for bilking struggling taxpayers and sending salary into the stratosphere. >> this needless to say is corruption on steroids. >>reporter: l.a. county dribingt district attorney says his office has been quietly investigating the city of bell high salary since march. 8 arrest were made today. bizarre former city manager was arrested at his huntington beach home. his bail? 3.two million dollars. >> secretly set his open salary. he misappropriated substantial pay and benefits. by increasing each of them through a series of actions that no one approved of and few if anyone new about. >>reporter: 4 of the 5 current members of the city council for bell were charged and arrested for misappropriation of funds. they are those listed here and the mayor. >> council members were
to make the decision so the three-drug cocktail will be used. bro appealed to the nine circuit. but if the higher court decides not to step in, brown is scheduled to die 12:01 wednesday morning. >> whose ging on here is that the lawyers are considerg whether they can make an argument that it is crowell -- cruel and unusual punishment to require a man to choose the manner of his death, and theye thinkg as long as the congralations alternative is e three-part lethal injection process, they still have all of those issues. >> reporter:rown is scheduled to be the 14th person to be executed in califora. the first execution in nearly five year and the first to be held in the newly con -- consucted death chamber. >> carolyn: the chp expects to re-open highway 1 at an moment near o'dig -- bodega bay. the wildfire is 100% contained. a volunteer firefighter was in crical but stable conditio in a burn center in san franciscoful cal fire believes he came in contact with a powerline. we're feing warm weather throughout northern califnia. a strong high-pressure system is keeping the heat on.
that did not melt, this safe from someone's house. firefighters used a heavy duty saw to open it. the contents much of it apparently jewelry relatively intact but the owners delighted, of course, to get it back. >>> a story of heroism coming out of the tragedy. the san mateo board of supervisors is planning to honor three men who rescued six elderly women from a site when the care taker abandoned them. >> these men rushed in as so many others rushed out. >> sounded like the world was ending above the treeline up there while my tad and dad ane in our backyard. >> bob and his dad and a man named frank descended to see who needed help. show stumbled into a home with six women all in their 80s and 90s none able to make it out on their own. >> i ran and got one lady and we walked down the hallway and saw another and another and one by one grabbed them and got them out. >> there was one woman still in the house mary sweeney. her son found out about the heroism later, hours later. >> a tough few hours not knowing whether she was alive or dead. >> it wasn't until my dad said let's go ba
of othe homes where people we not so fortunate. >> used t be a house here. i used to look from there. have vry nice dec and now it's not there. >> reporter: it's gone. >> she and her husband and three daughter are finally home. the girls tried to coax the rabbit out of its cage but it's too terrified to come out. the hays was spared from the flames that consed the three homes directly behind him. he says she has been frantic sinc her family escaped thursda night. >> my eyes, i left to hotel. it's like somethi mentally. i can't stay in one place. i want to move around. now probably get one hour and a half of sleep during the whole night. >> reporte the family is waing for pg&e to turn on their gas and power. she northeasts to -- needs to do laundry a get some sleep. >> reporter: are you going to sleep tonight? >> i cannot wait until nigh so i can sleep, yes. >> reporter: residents were td to gather at skyline college tied at noon. their identification was checked and they were given instructions how that i would be allowed back into their neighborhood. this view from sky 7 shows the 100 res
they have a serious problem. >> stop that engine. we have no water in the hydrant. they need to go into us. >> cope that. engine 38 go ahead. >> we think we have a broken water main down here so they need to lay in from the corner of san bruno avenue. >>reporter: firefighters have to stand back and watch while long hoses are run to working hydrant or supplemental water is trucked in. of. >> engine 33 on command 31 what's the eta for water? >> looking at 10 minutes. >>reporter: too long and too dangerous to wait. >> engine 51 we are going to disconnect hose lines and back up to a safer position until we get water. >> that's affirmative. still i want you to back all the people up. every company that is back there, back them up to safe position. >>reporter: even when there is good news it comes with a bad. >> leave a message to command. we have an active hydrant at can clairemont and concord. also patient with severe third degree burns at the 1500 block of clairemont. we will require an ambulance at that location. >> we are at a school on cress view and currently there is a grove of e
that noise cause damage to your hearing? terry sweeney joins us now from the bart station in oakland. terry? >> yeah. the report this morning san francio chronicl says for bart passengers it's loud. the passengers we spoke with said they already knew at but didn't know exactly how loud. and when we told them, the response was deafening. that is what it sounded like this morning as we rode bart in the trans bay tube. the reading of 100 decibels the same as a jack hammer. you can't have a conversation. maybe the reason nobody tried to have one. the high-pitched irritaon lasted perhaps a minute, not long enough to cause hearing loss. >> while you go on for hours and hours, this is pretty much 20 or 30-second stretch. >> johnson says the high-pitched screech is caused by the trains rolling over tiny ripples in the tracks which is caused by steel on steel and most prevalent where the elevation changes. bart riders talk about the jack hammer comparison. >> and that's a good analogy, definitely. jack hammer. >> definitely. >> jack hammer? well, i mean, it's hard to hold a conversation. so but that
, california, as early as this week. >> they are using children as hostages. a stunning admission that they are only interested in covering healthy people and not sick people. >> the move would only apply to new policies and would not affect existing child only policy holders and family plans provided through parent's work. the insurance industry fears parents will buy policies only when children become sick, causing a huge expensive group to insurance with not enough premiums to cover the cost. >> if we have a system where people can drop in and out only when they need it the most it won't work. >> child only policies are a small market geared towards families who make too much to qualify for the public program. >> just because we -- our kids get sick or come up with the diseases. >> pediatricians insist it is more expensive to let kids go without insurance and stay sick. >> when you are letting those kinds of conditions go untreated, under treated then you are having more emergency room visits and more optimizations, increasing healthcare costs. >> a bill on governor schwarzeneg
just before noon. students tell us lunch doesn't begin until 12:15. because the driver and passengers were all minors, the chp not releasing their names. school administrators say they will make a statement on monday. live in novato, lillian kim, abc 7 news gentleman okay. thanks very much. >>> another tragedy involving a young person. this one killed in the san bruno fire storm. 20-year-old jessica morales died week ago last thursday. friends and family members remembered her tonight at a service in daly city. they tried to make tonight a celebration of her life instead of focusing on how she died. several people spoke at the service but the family decided they did not want cameras inside. understandably. outside the vigil lvd ones told us they will miss her beautiful smile. >> such a beautiful person. such a shame to see someone so young be gone. hear people talking about her and past tense when i only seen her an hour and a half before she died. very sad. beautiful pitching coffin she warm front lvd because she was very into fashion. just beautiful person. >>reporter: s
is so late a state credit card used to buy supplies is being cancelled by the bank due to lack of payment. that means the state park department can no longer buy toilet paper for its rural sites. >> this is outrageous. today it is toilet paper. tomorrow trail closure. rest ramp closure at state beaches. people don't know what to expect. >>reporter: urban state park have the advantage of going to state warehouses for the supplies. the park department though can't say which rural sites are affected. but estimates it is roughly one-third of the nearly 300 state parks. >> isn't just toilet paper. it's bulk fall for cars, cars, trucks. it is auto parts for fixing cars and trucks or other equipment. lawn equipment. it is housekeeping supplies. >>reporter: budget negotiations on how to close the 19 billion dollar deficit has been painstakingly slow. meetings taking place in los angeles this week because the governor has been too sick to travel to the capitol. credit card won't be good until budget and back payments are paid. the visitors thought the toilet paper was foychb
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